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Care for Animals
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Proper Care of Animals
Animals can be wonderful companions. However, they can also become dangerous or nuisances to you and your neighbors if not properly cared for. Animal owners are responsible for the care and control of their pets.

Numbers and Vaccinations
No more than 2 dogs and 3 cats over 6 months of age are allowed per house unit. Dogs and cats must be vaccinated against rabies.

Pet License or Registration
The City of Brooklyn Center does not require pets to be licensed.  However, other pet management requirements must be met.

Animals must be properly restrained and under control of the owner at all times such as by a leash or fence. Continuous barking, whining or other noises are not permitted.

Dangerous Dogs
Animals that attack a person or another animal are subject to the “dangerous animal” regulations, and could result in the animal being destroyed.

Please Pick Up After Your Pet
Animal feces and waste can spread disease and produce nuisance odors.

Farm & Wild Animals
Farm animals or wild animals are not allowed in the city. These include, but are not limited to, horses, cows, sheep, pigs, goats, ducks and others. Animals may not be slaughtered. Wild animals include ferrets, lions, bobcats, wolves, foxes, raccoons, skunks, rattle snakes and other venomous snakes, alligators, and others. Up to 6 chickens (hens) are allowed, but not roosters. 

Please Don't Feed the Deer!
Feeding deer is not allowed. It contributes to overpopulation and nuisances. This includes placing any grain, fruit, nuts, fodder, salt licks or other food within 4 feet of the ground, unless they are protected or screened from deer. (City Code 1-200) For more information about deer management in Brooklyn Center, visit our Deer Management webpage.